These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: India 136/180
Notes: Founded in 1924, The Hindustan Times is a tabloid format newspaper based in India and owned by Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Parliament of India) M.P. Shobhana Bhartia who was nominated by Congress(2012) and hence the newspaper has pro-Congress tone. (*The Congress is a secular party whose social liberal platform is generally considered on the center-left of Indian politics). The KK Birla group owns a 69 percent stake in HT Media.
According to Reporters Without Borders the media environment in India is threatened by increasing nationalism. India ranks 136th out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index.
The Hindustan Times reports international news with low bias as they use credible sources such as Reuters, AP and maintain factual reporting. Due to ownership political affiliation we rate The Hindustan Times as left-center biased in national news reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/5/2017)